This Week in New York

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OSTRAVA: INFLUENCES AND INITIATIVES
The S.E.M. Ensemble performs music by Lucie Vítková, Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Anna Heflin, Petr Kotik, and Earle Brown.
Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00 PM
Free
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY

CHUNKY IN HEAT
Experiments in Opera and Contemporaneous present the premiere of Chunky in Heat an opera based on a libretto by celebrated author A. M. Homes. Chunky in Heat tells the story of a young girl who comes of age poolside at her family’s home in the canyons of Los Angeles. Against this backdrop of privilege, she struggles to understand her place in her family and the world. Chunky in Heat features music by Jason Cady, Paula Matthusen, Erin Rogers, Aaron Siegel, Shelley Washington, and Matthew Welch.
Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $37, $27 students/seniors
First Unitarian Congregational Society, 119-121 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY

CURATOR SERIES: CONFLUSS & CHRISTOPHER ADLER/ANDREA VIOLET LODGE
New works will be premiered by confluss: Amber Evans soprano and Sam Zagnit, double bass.
Friday, May 31 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10-$15
MISE-EN_PLACE, 678 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY

KENDRICK SCOTT, ORACLE, ATTACCA QUARTET
Harlem Stage celebrates Chamber Music America’s 7th Annual National Chamber Music Month with a concert from jazz drummer and bandleader Kendrick Scott with his ensemble, Oracle. The program will also include new contemporary works performed by the Attacca Quartet.
Friday, May 31 at 7:30 PM
Free
Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY

ENSEMBLE CONNECT | RITE OF SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Ensemble Connect performs works by Lou Harrison, Gabriella Smith, Yie Eun Chun, and Charles Ives.
Saturday, June 1 at 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Free
Goddard Riverside, Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY

THE NEXT FESTIVAL OF EMERGING ARTISTS
Led by the festival’s founder and artistic director, Peter Askim, the young musicians of Next Festival 2019 are joined by violinist Miranda Cuckson for a program including the U.S. premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Hika (2015) for violin and string orchestra and Toru Takemitsu’s Nostalghia (1987) for violin and string orchestra; as well as three works for string orchestra alone: Aaron Jay Kernis’s Sarabanda in Memoriam (2004), Reena Esmail’s Teen Murti (2018); and the world premiere of a work by Peter Askim.
Sunday, June 2 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY